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A Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted History of Rose Names

A Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted History of Rose Names

Encompassing art, literature, science, technology, history, and everything in between, the stories behind rose varieties include enough curiosities, romance, tragedy, wit, mystery, scandal, and earthy delights to satisfy even those who would never dream of actually tending a plant. in addition to names, readers will learn that the perfume of ‘Rosa Gallica′ wafted through Pliny’s Roman villa and lulled Marie Antoinette on the night before her wedding; that ‘Eglantine’ is threaded through Shakespe

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